Located in a refurbished redbrick manor in Victoria Park, this Beltline restaurant is named for the Embarcadero district along the San Francisco wharf. With the feel of an old seaside pub, its cuisine is contemporary. In the upstairs dining room and patio, lobster dishes include seafood linguine and lobster tail pasta, both served in a creamy lobster sauce. Also available is the surf ’n’ turf classic Alberta filet mignon with lobster tail and lemon-herb butter.
One of the city’s original oyster bars, Embarcadero on the east end of 17th Avenue Southwest departs from its seafood focus on October 11 and 12. The restaurant in the converted redbrick mansion is a suitably homey place to enjoy a fine turkey dinner (takeout available). Free-range bird is served with accompaniments that include tongue twisting sweet potato sausage stuffing seasoned with sage, maple-glazed Brussels sprouts and garlic smashed potatoes. For dessert, savour French vanilla ice cream with salted caramel.
The Embarcadero is named after the waterfront district in San Francisco. The restaurant serves at least six kinds of oysters, which are offered on the half shell. Pair with any of 14 daily wines selections. The Embarcadero doesn’t only serve oysters; it also features an extensive seafood menu.